Long Melford Swan

An Historic English Inn in Thomas Gainsborough Country

Located in Long Melford, in the heart of Suffolk, close to the birthplace and home of Thomas Gainsborough one of England's best known landscape artists. The Long Melford Swan, boutique restaurant with rooms offers some of the most interestingly different and enjoyable food in East Anglia.

Menus are created, crafted and prepared with culinary passion using only the best, fresh and seasonal ingredients.

We also offer boutique accommodation at Melford House and above The Swan. Our individually designed en-suite bedrooms provide a relaxing, peaceful and tranquil place to stay when visiting Suffolk.


Listed in the Michelin Guide, an array of constantly changing menus are available in this 2 AA rosette restaurant. All dishes are prepared by a team of talented chef's using only the finest seasonal produce, returning diners always have an exciting range of options to choose from throughout the year.

Guests can enjoy an award winning Breakfast or Brunch as well as a full À La Carte menu for lunch or dinner.

Or explore the flavours of The Long Melford Swan with a six course Tasting Menu, either in the calming atmosphere of the restaurant or as a group of six to eight people in the privacy of The Chef's Table, Tasting Room.


Stay the night in one of seven five star rated luxury boutique bedrooms, including one family suite.

Each room is individually designed with premium fixtures and fiitings and boats a 'Super king-size' Hypnos bed with Egyptian cotton sheets. The sensual en-suite bathrooms feature standalone showers, beautiful slipper baths, handmade tiles and complimentary Noble Isle bath & shower products made from natural extracts .

For further details or to make a table or room reservation at The Long Melford Swan please visit the website